योग के संदर्भ में प्राण क्या है ?
,and exhalation according to particular patterns and time
|Prāṇa||Beating of the heart and breathing. Prana enters the body through the breath and is sent to every cell through the circulatory system.|
|Apāna||elimination of waste products from the body through the lungs and excretory systems|
|Uḍāna||sound production through the vocal apparatus, as in speaking, singing, laughing, and crying. Also it represents the conscious energy required to produce the vocal sounds corresponding to the intent of the being. Hence Samyama on udana gives the higher centers total control over the body.|
|Samāna||the digestion of food and cell metabolism (i.e. the repair and manufacture of new cells and growth). Samana also includes the heat regulating processes of the body. Auras are projections of this current. By meditational practices one can see auras of light around every being. Yogis who do special practises on samana can produce a blazing aura at will.|
|Vyāna||the expansion and contraction processes of the body, e.g. the voluntary muscular system|